High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! A walking day is a type of church parade. WAlking days are most common in the North West region of England, where they are an annual event for many towns and villages. IN some rural communities in the North West they are known as Field Days, Gala Days or Club Days.THere may be several churches involved in a local walking day, however, most 'church' walking days are held individually for each church. THe churches hire bands to provide music: for instance brass bands, pipe bands and marching bands. THe police provide an escort and control the road traffic, but some police forces are now refusing to provide escorts out of public funds, and this may threaten many of these traditional events.CHildren play a big part through their churches, schools, the Boys' Brigade, the Scouts and the Girl Guides.